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Jenni Taylor graduated in 2011 with a degree in Educational Studies

Informal Commencement Celebrates Non-Traditional Path

September 14, 2017

Webster University’s Commencement ceremony happens every year in May. For the past decade, it has been held at The Muny theatre in Forest Park, where graduates gather to hear the commencement address and receive their degrees in front of a crowd of family and friends. But Jenni Taylor, who graduated in 2011 with a degree in Educational Studies, never had that main ceremony experience – until now. This past summer, a small group of supporters made sure she got to cross the Muny stage in a cap and gown.

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Webster University in the news

In the News: English Language Learner grant; MacCartney on gender gap; Karlovsky on dance

September 11, 2017

In further coverage of the $2.7 million federal grant Webster University received, President Stroble was quoted in the Post-Dispatch and DJ Kaiser in St. Louis Public Radio stories. ... Danielle MacCartney was interviewed for a WalletHub feature on causes of the gender gap in health and survival. ... Dawn Karlovsky was the interview subject for Nancy Kranzberg’s arts show on KDHX-FM radio.

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Fox2 coverage of the $2.7 million grant for Webster University's School of Education.

In the News: $2.7M DOE grant, Psihountas, Mitchell advice to Fine Arts freshmen

September 06, 2017

Fox2 visited campus to speak with Provost Julian Schuster and School of Education professor DJ Kaiser about the $2.7 million grant to train local teachers for working with English language learners. ... Finance professor and MBA director Debbie Psihountas was interviewed in an “Ask the Expert” feature at WalletHub about auto industry sales and consumer purchasing tips. ... Alumnus Jerry Mitchell was featured in Playbill’s piece, "15 Broadway Stars Share Their Best Advice for College Freshmen."

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School of Education Receives $2.7 Million Grant

September 05, 2017

More Missouri K-12 teachers will have the opportunity to further their careers and complete new advanced certifications thanks to a federal National Professional Development (NPD) grant received by the Webster University School of Education. Webster University’s Teaching English as a Second Language program has received a $2.7 million NPD grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition. This is the largest grant that Webster University has yet received.

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Faculty networking and resource fair

Save the Date: Faculty Networking Event and Resource Fair Sept. 14

August 08, 2017

All faculty are invited to attend the Faculty Networking Event and Resource Fair on Thursday, Sept. 14 for an afternoon of learning and socializing. The goal of this event is for faculty to learn about services and resources available to them and their students -- an excellent opportunity to learn about new developments and meet colleagues. If your office or unit is interested in hosting a table at this event, please fill out the survey to let us know.

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Hunter Johnson, music education major

Music Education Student Wins MCDA Award for Outstanding Choral Composition

August 06, 2017

Webster University music education major and Presidential Scholar Hunter Johnson is the 2017 recipient of the Opus Award from the Missouri Choral Directors Association. The Opus Award recognizes an outstanding choral composition by a Missouri composer. Johnson won for his choral work "Stars," with poetry by St. Louis native Sara Teasdale.

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Kingston

News Around Webster: Pollak, Kingston, Woolf, Cornell

August 03, 2017

Associate professor and institute director Lindsey Kingston contributed a chapter to the new book "Understanding Statelessness." ... Webster Vienna director Johannes Pollak is co-editor of "Representation," a book in a series from the Library of Contemporary Essays in Governance and Political Theory. ... Professor Linda Woolf has been named a fellow within the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). ... School of Education associate professor and department chair Thomas Cornell presented at the World Congress on Education in Dublin, Ireland.

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Lauren Honz '16 earned a bachelor of music education at Webster University.

Honz '16 Named Conductor for St. Louis Children's Choirs

July 24, 2017

Lauren Honz (BME ’16) has been named conductor of one of the St. Louis Children’s Choirs. The choirs include about 450 talented young singers (ages 6 to 18) from more than 200 schools and 85 zip codes in Missouri and Illinois. While at Webster, Honz received the prestigious Peggy Fossett Endowed Music Scholarship and the Jean Sinor Memorial Scholarship, as well as the highly competitive Tresa Jo Wilson Memorial Scholarship awarded by the Missouri Choral Directors Association.

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Browning Hall is nearly complete, but the building is officially off limits until an occupation permit is issued.

Safety Reminder - Browning Hall Off Limits to All but Authorized Personnel

July 19, 2017

Browning Hall, the Interdisciplinary Science Building, is nearly completed, but construction crews are still on site installing major components of the building and completing punch list work. Because it is still officially under construction, the building and the area inside the fenced-off construction zone are off-limits to all but authorized personnel.

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Most buildings on the Webster Groves Home Campus will lose power for most the day on July 29.

Power Outage Scheduled for Home Campus on Sat. July 29

July 12, 2017

An Ameren planned power outage is scheduled for the Webster Groves home campus on Saturday, July 29. Most buildings on campus will start to lose power as early as 2 a.m. that morning. Power is not anticipated to be restored until later Saturday afternoon.

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New Programs and Certificates Introduced for Summer 2017

July 07, 2017

With Browning Hall, Interdisciplinary Science Building, only weeks away from being completed, Webster University is augmenting its STEM-related courses by introducing a new undergraduate major that will be able to take advantage of the new lab space – Chemistry.

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Stuart Chapman Hill, director of Music Education

Webster Music Education Director, Choral Teacher in Residence in North Carolina

June 21, 2017

Stuart Chapman Hill, director of Music Education in the Department of Music, is teaching this summer at the Governor’s School of North Carolina, a residential summer enrichment program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students. A published composer and researcher, Hill is assistant professor of music in the Webster University Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts, where he leads the Women’s Chorus and teaches courses in choral music education.

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Kaiser

Kaiser Speaks at LATU Education and Technology in Uruguay

May 30, 2017

DJ Kaiser, associate professor and coordinator of Teaching English as a Second Language, was one of 25 invited international speakers at the 10-year anniversary conference celebration for Uruguay’s Plan Ceibal project. The Foro de Inovación Educativa brought in specialists in education and technology for this two-day event in Montevideo at the Laboratorio de Tecnología del Uruguay (LATU).

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